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What to do about Asian carp? How about eating them!

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DALLAS CITY, IL (WKOW) -- If you can't beat them, eat them! 

That's the message some fisherman in Illinois are trying to spread as a way to handle the invasion of Asian carp into Midwestern waterways.

The fish have become known for their "jumpy" ways, and have been jumping their way up the Mississippi river and its tributaries, threatening the Great Lakes. But some people in Dallas City, Illinois are proposing to harvest the fish, since already-tried methods of controlling their spread aren't working, they say.

The fish hasn't been popular on American menus, largely due to the bony nature of the fish.  They do have a mild taste, though, much like whitefish. 

And in China, they're a big hit. They often appear on fine dining menus, right next to the lobster.

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